This version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial By Jury is one of a series produced by the same people. It's a good introduction to the work for anyone who wants to see it in performance.
Because this is only a one-act operetta, however, the producers have padded it out with an extra "opening sequence," and additional silent roles are used to extend the work a little. The DVD also contained Sullivan's "Cox and Box," which I have not viewed.
I felt that some parts were played differently than I had imagined them as I listened to my CD version. The Learned Judge does a kind of Rex Harrison speak-singing thing which works with the character well enough. And I thought there should have been a more spirited exchange between Angelina and the Defendant when she sings, "I love him, I love him, with fervour unceasing." The addition of Miss Ann Other (a silent role, not contemplated by W.S. Gilbert) and of a Skivvy or cleaning woman (ditto ditto), were surprising but worked out okay.
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